Posts tagged with ‘David Cameron’

The chill wind of austerity

Gosh, it’s been a depressing week in British politics. Austerity is such a grey, foggy, Victorian sort of word. They’ll be talking about retrenchment next. And you don’t have to be an expert in the fine details of the budget to realise that there’s no way the government can cut total spending by 20% without […]

Cheap political point-scoring

I suppose its hardly a surprise, but still… this bit of David Cameron at PMQs had me harumphing. To quote the BBC: Gordon Brown and David Cameron have clashed in the Commons over the reasons for Barack Obama’s US election victory.┬áThe Conservative leader said the change offered by Mr Obama contrasted with Labour’s offer of […]

David Cameron (and Davis)

I ended up watching most of the Tory leadership candidate TV debate. The tag of David Cameron as ‘heir to Blair’ is almost spookily accurate. Not only does he have the same dewy eyes and the same tendency to talk in vacuous abstractions, he has the same slightly stiff body language. David Davis seemed more […]